The course will cover the basic principles of soil and water chemistry. It will cover the fundamentals principles of the properties of soil components and soil reactions that affect plant growth and environmental quality. We will describe the soil solid and solution phases, introduce the chemical principles necessary to examine the soil environment, and identify the chemical processes that occur in the soil environment and ultimately impact the fate and behavior of substances in soil and other natural water systems.
Credits: 3 Semesters Offered: Fall of odd years Prerequisites: SWS 3022 or SWS 5050 (or equivalent); General Chemistry (CHEM 2046 or equivalent).
Textbook: Soil and Water Chemistry: An Integrative approach. M. E. Essington. 2003. CRC Press.